Tupelo Honey - South Asheville Location

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713 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Southern
Tupelo Honey is a revival of Southern Comfort Food and traditions rooted in the Carolina Mountains we call home. We craft brunches, lunches and suppers that bring family and friends around the table and allow for conversations and cocktails to linger longer than usual. Always scratch-made, always responsibly-sourced, and always Southern.

NOTE, THIS IS OUR SOUTH ASHEVILLE LOCATION ON HENDERSONVILLE ROAD. OUR DOWNTOWN LOCATION REQUIRES SEPARATE RESERVATIONS.

Specials

Breakfast Combos - 3 for $10

Join us for weekend brunch and enjoy build-your-own breakfast combos! Choose 3 items for $10 or 4 for $12. Dine-in only.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 26, 2019

Ends: December 30, 2019

Availability: Sun 9:00AM-4:00PM
Sat 9:00AM-4:00PM

Lunch Combos - 3 for $12

Join us for weekday lunch and enjoy $12 lunch combos! Choose a half sandwich, half salad, and a side. Dine-in only.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 22, 2019

Ends: January 1, 2020

Availability: Mon-Fri 11:00AM-4:00PM

All-Day Happy Hour!

Enjoy $2 domestics, $6 glasses and 1/2 off bottles of wine and more!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 8, 2018

Ends: October 9, 2117

Availability: Mon-Thu 11:00AM-9:00PM

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Join us on Father's Day for all of Dad's scratch-made Southern favorites, plus hand-crafted cocktails!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

What 713 People Are Saying
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LD
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall great food, wasn’t served at proper temperature, but would go back again

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j
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Very open and enlarged. This made it very noisy. My wife wears hearing aids and she was a little uncomfortable because of the noise.

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J
Charleston
46 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice new layout but a little noisy.

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CL
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Will definitely eat here again!

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CT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great Breakfast this am and as always the biscuits are amazing.

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ST
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This restaurant came highly recommended. The fried chicken did not disappoint. Some of the sides portions seemed small but overall food was very good. I would go back if visiting again.

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Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food at a reasonable price. Loved the ribs! The biscuits and jam (plus honey, if you wanted it) were warm, flaky and delicious. Very child-friendly. Everyone enjoyed the experience (and there were some picky eaters in the group.) Waitstaff was very attentive without being overbearing. Good place!

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SF
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We took six picky eaters with us. They liked the food as they could get fried chicken or fresh trout without having too much spice. The server was thorough in explaining how the chef could adjust each order to satisfy even the most spice sensitive palate. There are many good restaurants closer to our home. We consider the extra time required to get there to be worth it. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. It is a little noisy but happy noise.

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AW
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Murray is awesome! He remembered us from a while back.. great asset to your company!

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R
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Very poor management. Restaurant was fairly empty when we arrived and asked for a both near the sliding doors. Would not sit us there and would not say why. Sat at another table and took a while for waiter to come over. Also noticed people coming in waited around 15 minutes when there were plenty of tables available.
Maybe they didn’t have enough staff?
Food was good but took forever to get check and pay.

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C
Western NC
21 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a delicious Sunday brunch at Tupelo Honey South Asheville. I had goat cheese grits with two baked eggs, fresh avocado, and homemade Creole sauce, and it was delicious. The Bloody Maria was a very good cocktail,too, with some kick to it. Ambience is very pleasant, with the old booths taken out and a more open design to the dining room. There is patio seating as well. The restaurant was packed on Sunday--make sure that you make a reservation.

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JM
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and set were wonderful.
The online reservation service was a great help.

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MD
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a Sunday brunch on my birthday. Arrived just in time for our 11 am reservation and were seated immediately. Staff was friendly, alert and efficient, food was fantastic as usual. The decor is light and airy since the update earlier this year. Decided we have to start coming here more often.

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S
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Unfortunately there is a noticeable difference in the food over the last couple months. The shrimp and grits are overwhelmed with the taste of goat cheese along with hit & miss on the quantity of shrimp you receive. The eggs benny hollandaise sauce was cold and the warmed extra requested was clotted. The overall taste was lacking in flavor. This used to be one of my favorite places but with the prices rising and the quality declining, it’s off the favorite list.

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KM
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aa always, Tupelo Honey in South Asheville does not disappoint. The friec chicken and avocado sandwich was amazing as well as the buttermilk cheesecake with fresh blueberries. The ambiance is awesome and the staff is professional and attentive.

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DL
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food creative and fresh. Very welcoming of our dog

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MC
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Fried chicken breast, mac and cheese, collards were good, but not a fan of their signature "honey dusted" chicken, and roasted root veggies were old and soggy. Ambience was better than fast food but certainly not upscale.

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Tampa
44 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We’ve been having great meals at this location every time we’ve visited Asheville for the past five years. For the first time, we felt the quality of the food has declined quite a bit. A disappointment. Good service did not make up for it, unfortunately, and the new decor did not impress. We may give them another try, but not any time soon.

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TE
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Excellent service. Reasonable prices. Highly recommended.

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VU
Nashville
97 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Decent food, but not as good as we have come to know of the location back home in TN. They were out of deviled eggs, out of collards, out of other items - at 5:30PM!! Service was good, but not great. We travel to Asheville monthly and will take this one off of the list. Too many other options in Asheville.

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o
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

It is VERY loud outside as there is a playground area that
Was filled with kids banging blocks and ringing bells. I think they were short staffed so didn’t seat us for 20 min after our res and service was pretty slow after that. Food was pretty good
But sort of pricey

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Wasn’t seated until 20 minutes after my reservation time despite plenty of open tables. Slow service.

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SE
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tupelo Honey understands the customer. The staff is friendly and engaging, the food is delicious (especially the goat chesse grits and sweet potato pancakes), and the dining experience is always great. Keep up the fine work!

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MR
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Took 50 minutes to get water and place a drink order after being seated. Resturant was not super busy and other customers had similar issues (a table close to us had to ask for a menu 10 minutes after being seated).

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JG
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Must have been an off day. Have eaten there before and all was good. Were out of several dishes for our table of four. Replaced one of our guest meals with non requested food. Waiter worked at correcting problems and gave credit for that meal. Also appeared understaffed.

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P
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I miss previous intimate, interior of restaurant. I hope to appreciate the new look, soon! I did not receive one of the dishes I ordered, but didn’t realize it until after I left restaurant. Also, the tea is very weak, here. I don’t know if they are not letting bags steep long enough, or not using enough tea bags, but this has been an issue here for a very long time. Sweet and unsweetened tea is a staple here in the South, and must be made appropriately. It’s not hard. Murray is an outstanding long term employee, but some of the other longer term employees seem to be impatient waiting on customers.

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j
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful outdoor patio with shade and lots of seating. Food was some of the best we have had. Worth a visit!

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SM
Louisville
29 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate at the bar and the bartender was fantastic! Food was hot and delicious!!

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DD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were in town for a wedding. I wanted us to have a nice brunch experience on Sunday. I googled brunches in Asheville and this one was highlighted! I could not have been more pleased with our dining experience. We got a heads up when our Huber driver remarked, “ you’re headed for some good eating!” The driver/google were indeed correct. My husband had the breakfast bowl that had black eyed peas, potatoes and other items. He loved it! I combined two of the shrimp dishes, talk about gastronomic pleasure! I topped it off with a Queen Mary ( Bloody Mary with the fixings )! I had to take a doggie bag back to the hotel! Bravo! We shall return!

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OT
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Need more employees!! Good food though.

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BH
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Had a reservation, but it didn't seem to matter as it took a while to be seated even though there were open tables. Service was good once they actually got to the table. Would not visit again.

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S
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was non existent. It was busy but our waiter, not only didn’t attend to us but avoided us, didn’t apologize for the wait or attempt to offer any explanation or accommodation. We had to seek out a different server to ask for the manager. She came to the table, knowing why we asked for her, apologized and then the food started coming...nearly 2 hours after we arrived. We were only a party of 6.

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DW
Western NC
16 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was great , service wasn’t

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JS
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful location. The outdoor patio had such a great atmosphere to it. We even got to take our dog with us to enjoy the patio and they even had a doggy menu. Brought out water for him, also! Food and drinks for us humans was pretty fabulous, as well. We will definitely come back again.

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KT
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Had our friends from N. suburbs of Chicago here for the first time. They loved the menu and the food; a real positive experience for them (and us). We'll be back.

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EK
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy! Sweet tea was great but expensive $3.50/ glass

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DS
Jacksonville
24 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This is one of our favorite spots for lunch. The restaurant has been completely remodeled with more of an urban feel but , thankfully, they kept some country touches. The food is always good as is the service.

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed dinner on Mother's Day. The redesign of the restaurant was fantastic. It seem lighter and more relaxed. The food seemed to have improved from our last visit as well. Great service as well - very attentive but not disruptive of the meal. Thanks to the Tupelo team for a great Mother's Day experience!

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J
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We dined here on Mother’s Day, so of course it was busy, but there were still several open tables. I wish they would have honored my request for a booth, but we were seated at a table. The server had a lot of tables, and we seemed to wait a very long time for beverages, the arrival of our food etc. but not so long that it ruined the pace of the meal.

They have remodeled since the last time we dined here, and it doesn’t particularly feel cozy or high end. The previous decor was actually much better. It is very loud in this restaurant because there is absolutely nothing to absorb the sound.

The food was good, although I preferred some of the previous dishes they executed well ... such as sweet potato fries. Overall it is still a nice restaurant, it just looks to me as if as they are growing and expanding into a chain some of the unique “ Ashevilleness” has been lost.

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TS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wish I could remember our servers name (I just remember her white adidas shell tops with black stripes) but, came on Mother’s Day with my family. Our server was super sweet and attentive, paid attention to our special requests and also didn’t make us feel rushed when we stayed a little longer we wanted to all catch up. Food was great too!

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